This exciting North West masterclass will consider the developments within the complex ICS landscape across the North West over 12 months on. Hear from regional ICB leaders how our systems are driving forward change and integration in a challenging operating context.
July 2023 marked the first anniversary of ICSs formally coming into effect. The North West Masterclass partnership have come together to provide a collaborative and reflective space for ICB leaders to share their personal and organisational learning, as they strive to lead across systems, improve population health outcomes, transform health and care services, reduce health inequalities and create the best value for public funds.
This online masterclass will consist of a chaired panel session, featuring three short verbal presentations, followed by a Q&A.
Graham Unwin – Chief Executive, NHS Cheshire & Merseyside
Having been a Finance Director in both Primary Care and NHS Trusts, Graham’s first CEO role was at South Birmingham Primary Care Trust, progressing to run Stoke-on-Trent Primary Care Trust for seven years. He then moved to the North West in 2015 as Director of Commissioning Operations, before stepping up in 2019 to become the Regional Director of Performance and Improvement for NHS England & Improvement in the North West.
Kevin Lavery – Chief Executive, NHS Lancashire & South Cumbria ICB
Kevin is an experienced CEO with public and private sector experience in the UK and overseas. He began his role as chief executive in March 2022 under a designate position until our ICB was formally established on 1 July 2022. Before this, Kevin had worked as CEO for the City of Wellington in New Zealand City, having previously held the same role in Newcastle upon Tyne and Cornwall Council.
Sir Richard Leese, Chair, NHS Greater Manchester ICB
Elected to Manchester City Council as a Labour councillor in 1984, Sir Richard then became its leader in 1996. He was awarded a CBE in 2001 and then a knighthood for services to local government in the 2006 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. He chaired Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership from March 2020 until becoming chair of NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care.
By the end of the masterclass you will:
- Understand the challenges that face system leaders and learn from best practice
- Understand the mindset, leadership capabilities and culture shift that is necessary for change
- Be encouraged to reflect on the different stories from system leaders in the region and translate that learning in your own role